The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2010/2009) Short Review
The Swedish film ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ has a number of shockingly gratuitous scenes, but if you get past that it’s a film definitely worth watching being a pretty good suspense flick. It’s based on the bestselling book (one in a series) by Stieg Larrson who passed in 2004.
The cinematography is decent. It doesn’t have quite the production values of your average Hollywood film, but it’s still possesses interesting visuals. It’s a fairly well written story. As I said, there is a scene or two that probably belonged in the sequel.
Noomi Rapace plays Lisbeth, the emo-punk computer hacker that is at the center of the story. She’s believable as the angry protagonist.
Michael Niqvest is a great compliment to her. I can’t speak the language, but I buy him as journalist Michael Blomkvist from the foreign press. Everything in the film isn’t completely logical (or even believable), but it works for the most part.
The main drawback to the film is the running time. the movie goes a little too long with the multiple endings, epilogues and codas(no, wait.. There’s more… and more…) Other than that it’s a decent suspense flick and worth a look.
I don’t quite understand why these foreign films like this and Let The Right One In are getting remade so quickly over here. In LTROI’s case, Let Me In was unnecessary and almost exactly the same. But maybe David Fincher will do something decent with it. We’ll see.